KATHARINA GERSTENBERGER portrait
  • Professor of German, World Languages and Cultures

Presentations

  • Subcutaneously the Threat Lurks even in the Exhibition Space:” Time-Space Relations in Julian Charrière’s Bikini Atoll Project. GSA. Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Network. Portland, Oregon. Oct. 3-6, 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/04/2019.
  • „Thinking the Earth as Thinking World without End:” Images of the Earth in Peter Handke’s Slow Homecoming. MLA International Symposium in Lisbon/Portugal. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/24/2019.
  • „Von der internationalen Katastrophe zum weltweiten Tourismus - Tschernobyl in der Literatur.“ IVG Kongress in Palermo/Italy. July 26-August 2, 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 05/01/2019.
  • Of Culture and Contamination: Adolf Muschg’s Heimkehr nach Fukushima.” Workshop on Nuclear Futures in the Post-Fukushima Age. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/12/2019.
  • “Menschen im Rhizom: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsings The Mushroom at the End of the World (2015) als Negative Anthropologie.” Workshop „Der Anthropos im Anthropozän. Die Wiederkehr des Menschen im Moment seiner vermeintlich endgültigen Verabschiedung“ at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/26/2019.
  • “’Waldeinsamkeit II‘: Thomas von Steinaeckers postapokalyptischer Roman Die Verteidigung des Paradieses (2016) als Auseinandersetzung mit deutschsprachigem Nature Writing.“ Universität Hildesheim. Vierte Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • “Archiving the Anthropocene: ‘The Anthropocene Project’ at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt.“ Symposium on Ecological Archives: Histories of Environment in German Studies. Emory University, March 23 and 24, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/24/2018.
  • “Anxiety in the Anthropocene: Climate Change in Literary Fiction.” Symposium Climate and Apocalypse, CenSAMM (Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements) Bedford, UK, June 29-30, 2017. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/30/2017.
    http://censamm.org/conferences/climate-and-apocaly...
  • „Living in the Post-Apocalypse—Returning to Chernobyl.” Women in German Conference, Banff, Canada, October 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/29/2016.
  • Roundtable on Female Leadership in Academia. GSA, San Diego. Other, Presented, 10/08/2016.
  • „Capitalism and Climate Change: Ilija Trojanow’s Eistau (2011) and Der überflüssige Mensch (2013). 49th Wisconsin Workshop on Contemporary German Literature, Madison, Wisconsin. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/09/2016.
  • „Post-1989 Geographies in Terézia Mora’s Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent and Das Ungeheuer.“ MLA International Symposium, Düsseldorf, Germany. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/24/2016.
  • „From Transnational Catastrophe to International Disaster Tourism—30 Years of Chernobyl.“ University of Oklahoma, March 10, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/10/2016.
  • “‘Meine Frau war ein Bastard‘: Gender and Geography in Terézia Mora’s Das Ungeheuer.“ Women in German Conference, Banff, Canada, October 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/21/2015.
  • „Post-1989 Geographies in Terézia Mora’s Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent and Das Ungeheuer.“ MLA International Symposium, Düsseldorf, Germany, 23-25 June, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/10/2015.
  • „A Brief History of the Berlin Wall, 1961-1989.“ Mount Olympus Senior Center, Murray UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/27/2015.
  • “‘Ich habe die Sprache verloren:‘ Dementia and History in Eugen Ruge’s ‚In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts‘.“ GSA, Kansas City. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/28/2014.
  • “Zeit-Geschichte in Eugen Ruges In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts.” Leipniz Universität Hannover, Deutsches Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/09/2014.
  • “Transnational Environmentalism: The Example of Kathrin Röggla’s Documentary ‘The Flexible Future’.” University of Washington, Simpson Center for the Humanities. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/01/2013.
  • Zeit-Geschichten in Eugen Ruges In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/30/2013.
  • “‘im flugzeug nach bischkek oder im flughafen von taschkent:‘ Transnationalism and Notions of Home in Recent Literature.“ GSA, Denver, October 2013. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/03/2013.
  • “Ich habe die Sprache verloren:” Dementia and History in Eugen Ruge’s In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts. Conference Paper, Submitted, 01/25/2013.
  • “‘Störfälle‘: From Chernobyl to Fukushima.“ GSA, Milwaukee, October 2012. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2012.
  • “‘Störfälle‘: From Chernobyl to Fukushima.“ First Conference of the Transatlantic Research Network in the Environmental Humanities. University of Washington. September 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2012.
  • „Brücke am Tay – Zeppelin – Titanic: Frühe Technikkatastrophen in der zeitgenössischen Literatur.“ Munich, Deutsches Museum, May 2012. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2012.

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • French, basic.
  • German, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Austria
  • Germany

Publications

  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2020). Of Culture and Contamination: Adolf Muschg’s Returning Home to Fukushima (2018).. West Virginia University Press. Accepted, 02/03/2020.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger & Margaret McCarthy (2020). Mapping out the ‘Co’ in Collaborative Work: External Pressures, Institutional Responses, and Individual Affects. Feminist German Studies. Vol. 36/1(2020). Accepted, 01/15/2020.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2019). Gabriele Dürbeck, et. al, eds. Ecological Thought in German Literature and Culture. Lexington Books, 2017; Sabine Wilke and Japhet Johnstone, eds. Readings in the Anthropocene: The Environmental Humanities, German Studies, and Beyond. New York, Bloomsbury, 2017. Vol. 11/18/2019. Green Letters. Published, 11/18/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/14688417.2019.1694753
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2019). "Sogar in einer auf den ersten Blick ganz eintönigen Ödnis": Die Darstellung Alaskas in Peter Handkes Langsame Heimkehr (1979) unter dem Aspekt des Nature Writing. Peter Lang. Accepted, 08/30/2019.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2019). Gisbertz, Anna-Katharina. Die andere Gegenwart. Zeitliche Interventionen in neueren Generationserzählungen. (pp. 349-351). Vol. 8/2019. Gegenwartsliteratur. Published, 08/01/2019.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2019). Nach der Postapokalypse: Thomas von Steinaeckers dystopischer Roman Die Verteidigung des Paradieses (2016). Zeitschrift für Germanistik. Vol. (3)2019:587-601. Published, 05/31/2019.
    http://doi.org/10.3726/92165_587
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2018). Political Engagement in Ilija Trojanow’s EisTau (2011) and Der überflüssige Mensch (2013). (pp. 45-61). Vol. Protest and Refusal, Fink. Published, 10/31/2018.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2018). Post-1989 Geographies in Terézia Mora’s Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent and Das Ungeheuer. Wiley. Vol. German Life and Letters 71.3, 291-307. Published, 10/01/2018.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/glal.12196
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2018). Bauer, Karin, and Jennifer Ruth Hosek, eds. Cultural Topographies of the New Berlin. (pp. 358-361). Vol. 2018. German Quarterly. Published, 09/03/2018.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2018). Berlin Shorts: The German Capital in the Short Story of the Twenty-First Century. Camden House. Accepted, 04/02/2018.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2017). Zur Einschätzung von Umweltriskien: Kathrin Rögglas Dokumentarfilm Die bewegliche Zukunft. (pp. 293-313). Vol. Kathrin Röggla, edition text + kritik. Published, 10/02/2017.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2017). Brigitta B. Wagner. Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2015. (pp. 467-469). Vol. 40.3 (2017). German Studies Review. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Katharina Gerstenberger (2017). Baer, Hester and Alexandra Merley Hill, eds. German Women’s Writing in the Twenty-First Century. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015. (pp. 339-340). Vol. 16 (2017). Gegenwartsliteratur. Published, 07/03/2017.
  • „Zeit-Geschichte in Eugen Ruges In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts.“ In: Zeit, Stillstellung und Geschichte im deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsroman. Ed. Tanja van Hoorn. Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2016): 95-112. Published, 04/29/2016.
  • Catastrophe and Catharsis: Perspectives on Disaster and Redemption in German Culture and Beyond. (co-edited with Tanja Nusser. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015. Published, 12/01/2015.
    http://www.camden-house.com/store/viewItem.asp?idP...
  • “Catastrophe and Catharsis: Perspectives on Disaster and Redemption in German Culture and Beyond.” (With Tanja Nusser). Introduction to Catastrophe and Catharsis: Perspectives on Disaster and Redemption in German Culture and Beyond. Co-edited with Tanja Nusser. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015. 1-16. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • “‘im flugzeug nach bischkek oder im flughafen von taschkent:‘ Transnationalism and Notions of Home in Recent Literature.“ In: Transnationalism in Contemporary German‐Language Literature. Ed. Elisabeth Herrmann, Carrie Smith-Prei, Stuart Taberner. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015. 89-105. Published, 08/01/2015.
    http://www.camden-house.com/store/viewItem.asp?idP...
  • review of: Lyn Marven and Stuart Taberner, eds. Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century. Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2013. Gegenwartsliteratur 14 (2015): 349-351. Published, 02/01/2015.
  • "Störfälle: Literary Accounts from Chernobyl to Fukushima." German Studies Review 37.1 (2014): 131-148. Published, 01/2014.
  • “YOU ARE FROZEN:” Andreas Ammer and FM Einheit’s Radio Play Frost. In: Colloquia Germanica 43.1/2. Special Issue on Coldness. 2010: 113-130. (published in 2013). Published, 04/2013.
  • “Kleinschreibung einer Katastrophe: Josef Haslingers Tsunami-Bericht.” In: Akten des XII. IVG Kongresses. Ed. Franciszek Grucza. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. 343-347. Published, 12/2012.
  • review of: John Ward, Jews in Business and Their Representation in German Literature 1827-1934. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010. Germanistik in Ireland 7 (2012): 230-232. Published, 11/2012.
  • “Berlin—Baku—New York: Transkulturelle Geographien bei Zafer Şenocak.” In: Trankulturalität. Identititäten in neuem Licht. Dokumentationsband der Asiatischen Germanistentagung 2008. Ed. Ryozo Maeda. Munich: Iudicium, 2012. 550-555. Published, 11/2012.
  • “The Public Intellectual as Survivor: The Cases of Josef Haslinger and Kathrin Röggla.” In: Telos: Quarterly Journal of Politics, Philosophy, Critical Theory, Culture, and the Arts 159 (Summer 2012): 120-131. Published, 06/2012.
  • “Surviving to Tell the Tale: Josef Haslinger’s Tsunami Report phi phi island (2007).” In: Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 3.1 (2012): 31-41. Published, 03/2012.